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Carlie Lastinger, Sr.

May 14, 1933 — January 4, 2020

Rev. Carlie Lastinger, Sr., age 86, of Pearson, Ga. passed away Saturday, January 04, 2020 at his home in Pearson, Ga. following an extended illness.

A native of Pearson, Ga., Rev. Lastinger was born May 14, l933, son of Hugh Edward Lastinger and Epsie Adams. He had made his home in Pearson his entire life and served as Mayor of Pearson from l966 to l968. He worked for many years in the insurance and mobile home business, but his most passionate work was working for the Lord. He was a member of Fellowship of Charismatic Churches and Ministries International (FCCMI), Brunswick, Ga. He played a key role in starting the Atkinson County Ministerial Association where he served as chairman for many years. One of his proudest moments was the purchase of the “Ten Commandments” for every school in the county. He was also the author of three books.   He was passionate about his mission work in Haiti, Philippines, Mexico, and Russia. He loved his work as a minister and his dedication to being a Christian and a servant of Christ. The National Day of Prayer was special to him. He felt like it was a privilege and important for the Pastors and School officials to work together to make it happen. One thing he was certain about was his faith. He would always say, WHEN YOU ARE ASKED IF YOU ARE SAVED, YOUR ANSWER SHOULD BE “YES”, NOT HOPE SO, KNOW SO. He was the Patriarch of the Lastinger Family.

Survivors include: 

Wife: Mrs. Fredra Lee (Turner) Lastinger of Pearson, Ga.

5 Sons: Carlie Lastinger, Jr (Wanda) of Pearson, Georgia

             Larry Lastinger (Janie) of Dublin, Georgia

             Terry Lastinger of Dublin, Georgia

             Bruce Lastinger (Gwynne) of Pearson, Georgia

             Adam Lastinger of Waycross, Georgia

4 Daughters: Renita Lastinger (Lee) Corbett of Valdosta, Georgia

                       Karlynn Lastinger Barnes (David) of Brunswick, Georgia

                       Celeste Lastinger (Charlie) Bray of Willacoochee, Georgia

                       Arlene Lastinger Crosby of Pearson, Georgia

Grandchildren: Crystal (Tidwell) Carter, Forrest (Summer) Lastinger, Daniel (Danielle) Lastinger, Tracy Ruth Lastinger  Ritch, Paula Horn, Corey (Melanie) Horn, Ryan Lastinger (Whitney), B.J. (Tray) Platt, Kaycee Lastinger, Heather Corbett, Walker Long, Morgan Lastinger, Ashlin (Sam) Heath, Boatright, John Boatright, Mikell Boatright, Janna (Austin) Walton, Laura Victoria Lastinger, Samuel Lastinger, Jonathon Guthrie (Kelsey), Gabrielle (Lupe) Lopez, Abigail White, and Joshua White

Great-Grandchildren: Tyler Hulett, Caleb Hulett and Colt Carter, Ciarah, Mya & Destiny Lastinger, Levi, Aiden & Raelynn Lastinger, Alexandria Ritch and Ryland Ritch, Lacey (Tracy) Burnsed – Bailey Kitchings, Rylee Horn, Emery Horn, Garrison, Graham & Ryleigh Lastinger, Arlo Platt, Ivy Bonner, Karlee Heath and Kenzie Heath, Maddox Boatright, Kylee Grace McDaniel, and Brayden, Zayden & Avalyn Lopez.

Great-Great Grandchildren: MaryRuth Ritch, Christopher Thompson Jr, Maggie Rae Thompson and Mollie Reece Thompson

Preceded in death by:  Granddaughter:  Laura Megon White

Special thanks to the caregivers: Valerie Floyd, Victoria Lockhart, Tenzie Morris, Kelli Nugent, Lana Tanner, Diane Williams and Patricia Williams.

Funeral services for Rev. Lastinger were held, Wednesday, January 08, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at Ozias Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Johnson officiating and Brother Michael Johnson officiating.Special music included “Victory In Jesus” and “Standing on the Promises” rendered by the attending congregation and “How Great Thou Art”, “Lord, Lead Me Home”, “I Firmly Promise You” and “How Great is Our God” rendered by Bonnie Corbitt and Michael Johnson with Michael accompanying on the piano. Soft music for the Prelude and Postlude was by Michael Johnson. The interment followed in Red Bluff Cemetery with a special song “Oh How I Love Jesus” by Bonnie Corbitt and Michael Johnson.

Serving as active pallbearers were grandsons, Forrest Lastinger, Ryan Lastinger, John Boatwright,

Jonathon Guthrie, Daniel Lastinger, Mikell Boatwright, Walker Long, Joshua White and Samuel Lastinger.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Atkinson County Ministerial Association.

Relihan Funeral Home of Pearson, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Ozias Freewill Baptist Church

2477 U.S. 441, Pearson, GA 31642

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